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Tragic Bus-Train Collision in Manyoni Claims Lives Amidst Other National Concerns

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Ebenezer Mensah
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Tragic Bus-Train Collision in Manyoni Claims Lives Amidst Other National Concerns

In a tragic turn of events, a bus operated by the Ally's Star company met with a deadly accident in Manyoni, Singida region. The bus, which was on its route from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, collided with a freight train at a crossing between a road and a railway line in the early hours of Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

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According to the Chief Doctor of Manyoni District Hospital, Dr. Furaha Mwakafilwa, the collision resulted in 13 deaths and left 32 others injured. The alarming incident is presently under thorough investigation, and more detailed information is expected to be released as it becomes available.

Challenges of Accessing Clean Water

In related news, the persistent challenge of accessing clean and safe water in the country was highlighted. Despite the abundant water resources, some citizens receive water on a rationed basis. Those, especially in rural areas, are forced to rely on uncertain sources.

Additionally, there was a notable decrease in fuel prices. New rates were announced for petrol, diesel, and kerosene, providing some relief to the citizens amidst the ongoing challenges.

On a final note, President Samia Suluhu Hassan urged for international dialogue to address three critical challenges hindering innovation in the health sector. This call to action underscores the urgency to innovate and improve the health landscape, particularly in these trying times.

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